Aug 6, 2019

Facebook urged to shut groups seeking fake Amazon reviews

Facebook is failing to shut down groups on its site where fake Amazon reviews are sold, consumer group Which? claims. Facebook was urged in June by the Competition and Markets Authority to probe the sale of fake reviews via these groups. In a 30-day period, it said, recruiters added more than 55,000 posts to the groups that offered free products to people who wrote highly-rated reviews on Amazon. Ms Hitchins said Facebook had to take more action against any group it was told about and be more "Proactive" about finding other groups and closing them down. CMA senior director George Lusty said it was "Unacceptable" that Facebook groups promoting fake reviews were reappearing.

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